Yahoo Messenger is one of the highly popular and most widely used instant messaging service in the world offering a wide variety of features to its users, all for free. This has made it the right choice for all those who are waiting to chat and communicate with their far away friends and relatives.
However, while some people use Yahoo Messenger only to chat with their friends and known ones, many others use it to have fun by joining the chat rooms and chatting with the strangers. If you’re a similar person who would like to have fun during the chat, this post if for you!
In this post, I will show you some really interesting Yahoo Messenger hacks using which it is possible to play pranks with your friends and strangers during the chat. Below is a list of some cool hacks that you’re sure to enjoy:
1. Chat with Multiple Names Simultaneously
How about chatting with your friend with two or more different names at a time? Well, do not think that this is impossible! This can easily be done with a simple workaround which enables you to chat with as many different names as you can with the same or different people.
For example, you may chat with Person-A using one name and with Person-B using the other. You can also chat with the same person using different names or any other combination. All of this goes really unnoticed by the user on the other side, while you are sure to have some real fun.
Here is a step-by-step procedure to implement this hack:
Sign in to your Yahoo Messenger. From the top, click on Messenger -> My Account Info. You will be taken to a web page where you need to log in to your account.
Now, you should be on the Profile Settings page. Scroll down to see the option Account Settings as shown below. From there, click on the link which says: “Manage your Yahoo! aliases”.
From the Aliases page, click on: “Add an alias”. You can create as many aliases you want. Choose unique names for your alias and once you’re done, click on “close”.
- You need to sign out of Yahoo Messenger and sign in again to see the changes. Once you have done this, double-click on any name from your contact list or chat room to open a new chat window. You should now see a list of your aliases appearing in the chat window to choose from.
To chat with multiple names with a single person, just follow the steps below:
Double-click on the name of the person in the chat room or contact list.
Select any name from your “alias” list and ping the user with that name. Immediately close the chat window before you get a reply from that person.
Again double-click on the same person’s name and ping him/her with another name from your “alias” list. This time do not close the window.
Just wait a few seconds! When the person replies to both your pings, you will have two tabs in the same chat window from where you can chat with the same person using two different names. Enjoy!!!
Before you try this hack, make sure that you have not set any display image for your profile. If not, there are chances of other person identifying your prank.
To disable the display image, just click on Messenger -> My Display Image from the top menu of your YM window and set the option to “Don’t share a display image”.
I hope you like this hack. Now let us move forward to our next hack that is even more exciting!
2. Play Prank with Your Friends Using a Fake Webcam
Ever wanted to fool your friends with a fake web camera? If so, here is a cool hack using which it is possible to fool users on Yahoo Messenger with a fake webcam on your computer. Below is a step-by-step procedure to configure the fake webcam on your computer:
Download Fake Webcam software from the following link:
Install Fake Webcam on your computer and configure it as follows.
From your Yahoo Messenger window, click on “Messenger” at the top and select the option “My Webcam”.
You should now get a blank Webcam Broadcast window. From there, click on File -> Preferences to open the “Yahoo! Messenger Preferences” window as shown below. From the “Category” list, select the option “Webcam Broadcast”.
As shown in the above snapshot, click on “Camera Source”, select “Fake Webcam Source” as your source of camera and click on “OK”.
Now, open the Fake Webcam application, load your favorite video and click on play button. You should now see the same video appearing on the Yahoo Messenger video broadcast window as show below:
Click on “Broadcast” button on the Yahoo Messenger webcam window to start broadcasting the video.
If you are using aliases, you can change your webcam profile from File -> Change Profile option on the webcam window to enable the webcam for the current alias.
That’s it! You now have the fake webcam running on your computer.
3. Yahoo Messenger Invisible Hack
Most users on Yahoo Messenger hide their presence by activating the “invisible mode”, so that they appear as offline to everyone. But, how do you find out their true status? Well, here is a Yahoo Messenger invisible hack to catch those users who are hiding their true status by activating the “invisible mode”.
There are many tools out there to do this job, but most of them are found to have been infected with trojan and other malware. However, I have found some of the free online services that help you identify the true status of Yahoo users:
Just visit any of the above mentioned websites, enter the target Yahoo ID or screenname that you want to check and press the search button. With in a few seconds you will find out the true status of the user.